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James Brown

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Brown
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Ireland, Cavan
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Canada
Departure date: 5th December, 1814
Arrival date: 5th August, 1815
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 161 other convicts


Primary source: New South Wales, Australia, Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Penny-Lyn Beale on 12th February, 2021 wrote:

1820 - Govt. Labour, In the colony

Penny-Lyn Beale on 12th February, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Applications and Admissions to Orphan Schools, Applications For Admission - 1825
Date of Petition; 13 Dec 1825.
Father; James Brown per Ship; Canada - 1815. Sentence; 14 years. Ticket of Leave. 1819. Trade; Labourer
Mother; Rosa Murtagh - Died in child birth. 3 Dec 1825.
Reason; Father unable to care for the children
Name of Child/Children;
Ann. Born 26 Oct 1821
Elizabeth; 29 Dec 1823.

New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers,
Windsor. 21 July 1823.
James Brown - Convict. Per Canada 3.
Rose Murghty ** spelling as per register ** Convict per Elizabeth
Rev Jno Cross. Ass. Chaplin. Windsor

Maureen Withey on 24th July, 2021 wrote:

Colonial Secretary Index.

BROWN, James. Per “Canada”, 1815
1815 Aug 15
On list of convicts disembarked from the “Canada” and “Francis and Eliza” and forwarded to Windsor for distribution (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.141)
Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3192; 4/1857 p.42)
1820 May 4
Town constable at Windsor (Reel 6049; 4/1744 p.321)
1822 Dec 18,23
Constable. Re apprehension of David Tennant, a runaway (Reel 6053, 4/1756 p.109; Reel 6054, 4/1759 p.37a)
1822 Dec 19
Constable at Windsor. On list of prisoners victualled at Windsor (Reel 6053; 4/1756 p.108)
1822 Dec 20
Re nature of directions given to for the forwarding of runaway David Tennant to Parramatta (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.104)
1823 Feb 10
Constable of Windsor. Dismissed for gross misconduct (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.138)
1823 Feb 28, Mar
Re permission to marry at Windsor (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.398)

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 12th February, 2021 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 14 years, voyage, source: New South Wales, Australia, Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834 (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Brown, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupat

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